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  • Performers Without Borders Mission Statement: Performance is a communicative tool to address topical issues relevant to society and ourselves. The program's mission is to utilize the communicative power of the performing arts to inspire individuals to use their voice effectively in speaking out and acting on their local and global concerns. Goals: -Give existing performing arts students an outlet in which they can combine their knowledge of the arts with community action...
  • PhET Interactive Simulations PhET Interactive Simulations provides fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena and mathematics for free for elementary, middle and high school through the university level. PhET believes that their research-based approach, incorporating findings from prior research and its own testing, enables students to make connections between real-life phenomena and the underlying math and science, deepening their understanding and appreciation of the physical world...
  • Philosophy Outreach Program of Colorado (POPCO) Since its inception in 1995 the Philosophy Outreach Program of Colorado has conducted philosophy classes for thousands of elementary, middle school, and high school students around the state of Colorado. Through POPCO, paired teams of CU graduate students and/or faculty lead Socratic discussions on topics that have been custom tailored to each teacher's curriculum...
  • Physics Trades Teaching Lab The Physics Trades Teaching Lab has existed for more than 20 years (established 1997) and has trained over 4000 undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and off campus individuals (from Boulder and the surrounding areas) in our courses on Machine Shop Technology and Beginning Welding. The Lab’s mission of providing Technology training for campus faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students continues to be successful in providing the missing “T” in the STEM initiatives (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) at the University level...
  • Piano for Dreamers The goal of "Piano for Dreamers" is to offer no-cost introductory piano classes to a group of low-income children in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades in the Boulder and Longmont area during the fall 2018 and spring 2019. These students currently receive support from the "I Have a Dream" foundation. The goal of the classes is to provide an introduction to piano playing, music reading, theory and music history...
  • Prehistoric Pottery and Ancient Stone Tools Hands-on Workshop Prehistoric Pottery and Ancient Stone Tools Workshop (recommended for 3rd - 5th grades) Examine and classify prehistoric pottery and stone tool designs and shapes. Learn the steps of ancient pottery making and flint knapping. Students create their own pots and projectile points to take home. Workshops are offered in conjunction with guided programs to provide a more in-depth learning experience; students will create an object of their own to take home...
  • Program for Writing & Rhetoric: Writing 3020 - "On the Border: Mexico and the U.S." "On the Border: Mexico and the U.S." examines the border both in its physical form and as a border between cultures and languages. The class begins with a discussion of the meaning of "borders" and with a look at the history of the U.S./Mexico border both as a physical and metaphorical space. The course then examines the discourse of immigration through the novel Tortilla Curtain, in various articles, videos and news reports, through class speakers and through discussions of student work in the volunteer community...
  • Program for Writing & Rhetoric: Writing Initiative for Service and Engagement (WISE Project) Through the Program for Writing and Rhetoric's Writing Initiative for Service and Engagement (WISE), founded by Dr. Veronica House in 2008, the program has integrated service-learning and civic engagement throughout its lower- and upper-division writing courses. Currently, 30% of their writing faculty teach community-engaged rhetoric and composition courses each year to about 1,200 students, who spend over 15,000 hours on community-based writing projects...
  • Public Achievement Administered by CU Engage: Center for Community Based Learning and Research in the School of Education, Public Achievement invites K-12 students to find solutions to public issues relevant to their lives that reflect their own values and beliefs. CU Boulder undergraduates, who are enrolled in a practicum course titled INVS 2919: "Renewing Democracy in Communities and Schools" serve as Public Achievement coaches...
  • Puksta Scholars The Puksta Scholars is an exemplary academic scholarship program for undergraduate students who have a deep commitment to civic engagement, who want to bring about positive change within our communities and society, who demonstrate strong academic goals and want to further their knowledge and skills. Puksta Scholars are engaged in a rich and stimulating program of civic engagement...
  • Ralphie's Kids Roundup Ralphie's Kids Roundup (RKR), funded in part by the generosity of donors, provides an opportunity for Colorado kids, 8th grade and under, to experience college sports at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Unfortunately, kids who are in 9th grade and above are unable to participate due to NCAA rules. Sports in this program include Football, Volleyball, Soccer and Women's Basketball...
  • Re-Designing Literacy: An Intergenerational Reading and Writing Program Involving Teacher Education Students, the Centaurus High School 9th Grade Language Arts Team, and Local Elders This project will assist in-service and pre-service teachers in implementing the newly instituted Colorado Academic Standards for Reading, Writing and Communicating in ways that promise to enhance diverse students' learning. Our goals are threefold: 1) to work with Centaurus High School 9th grade language arts teachers in developing a standards-based non-fiction curriculum, 2) to provide CU English language arts teacher-education students opportunities to participate in the curriculum-design process and to support 9th grade writers, and 3) to continue our earlier efforts to develop intergenerational literacy activities that will support the goals of school-based learning while fostering caring relationships between adolescents and elders...
  • Read with the Buffs The University of Colorado Athletic Department along with IBM is promoting the importance of reading and is proud to present Read with the Buffs; a reading incentive program geared toward 2nd-4th grade students. As part of the program, CU student-athlete(s) make a visit to each participating school for a classroom visit. Those elementary school students that complete the program are invited to celebrate their achievements at a CU Women's Basketball game...
  • Renewable and Sustainable Energy (RASEI) Certificate Programs CU-Boulder's undergraduate and graduate energy certificate programs provide a broad exposure to energy issues, with an emphasis on renewable and sustainable energy. Required coursework for the undergraduate program includes energy science and technology, policy, and economics, plus electives in energy and environment, journalism, ethics, and other topics...
  • Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) RASEI (pronounced RAY-see) is a joint institute of CU-Boulder and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to expedite the energy industries of the 21st century by advancing renewable energy research, engineering, and analysis. RASEI forms the center of an integrated energy campus by combining the best of NREL's mission and capabilities with the education and scholarship of CU-Boulder in partnership with industry and other federal research labs for a new generation of research...
  • Research Computing The research computing group provides support and training for computational needs beyond your desktop. Services for researchers include large-scale computing, storage of research data, high-speed networking, consulting and training, and partnering on grant proposals. The integration of computing resources, software, and networking, along with data storage, information management, and human resources to advance scholarship and research is a fundamental goal of cyberinfrastructure (CI)...
  • Research Hub This project is a research collaboration between the Research Hub (PI Ben Kirshner, School of Education), Assistant Professor Ben Shapiro (Department of Computer Science and the ATLAS Institute) and Padres y Jóvenes Unidos (PJU). This proposal is guided by three broad goals. Goal #1: In partnership with PJU, design and build a mobile-friendly web-based platform (called here Youth Data Platform or YDP) that supports chapters of PJU to carry out youth participatory action research (YPAR) about their schools and communities...
  • Restoration Ecology: A Youth and Inclusiveness Outreach Activity This program is about relating restoration, ecosystem services, and human well-being to middle-school and high school students through 'knowing and doing' activities. The program is scheduled for summer and fall 2018. In summer 2018, initial interactions will begin with the Youth Services Initiative, where CU instructors will partner with Wildland Restoration Volunteer instructors to train youth restoration volunteers...
  • Saturday Physics Program The Saturday Physics Program offers talks by faculty in the Physics Department and associated units at CU Boulder once a month during the academic year. The program was created for high school students and adults who are interested in the physical sciences. Each month, on a Saturday afternoon from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Duane Physics building on the CU Boulder campus, lectures are presented free of charge on cutting edge research happening today right here on the CU Boulder campus...
  • Scalable Game Design The goal of this project is to get computer science back into middle schools. The strategy is to reform middle school IT education at a systemic level exploring the notion of scalable game design as an approach to carefully balance educational and motivational aspects of IT fluency. The iDREAMS project (Integrative Design-based Reform-oriented Educational Approach for Motivating Students) is designed to spark an interest in IT through students' natural attraction to game design...